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Personal data of RAF staff stolen

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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 03:46 AM
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Personal data of RAF staff stolen


uk.news.yahoo.com

The personal records of thousands of serving and former RAF staff have been stolen, the Ministry of Defence said.

The information was stored on computer hard drives at the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency at RAF Innsworth, Gloucester.

Police are investigating the incident which took place last Wednesday within a high-security area at the base.

The MoD said it was treating the breach "extremely seriously".

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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 03:46 AM
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Well, this makes a change.. personal data being stolen instead of just 'lost'.

Could be real bad news for all those listed, but as we have seen with previous lost data, nothing seems to have come from all the fear mongering on the lost data.

The issue should now be more focused on ensuring data is not lost or stolen.. but i guess that's about as difficult to do as cheaper fuel and energy costs..and housing.. and asking for our money back from banks and bust businesses


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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 04:17 AM
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I don't know why the government don't actually just start posting personal details on bill boards up and down ever road in this country.

Again, almost like some contrarian character in a Dr Seuss book, this is actually be span as a reason why the government needs centralised database to protect our data. It's strange, you never used to hear of personal data theft or loss when everything was on indexed cards.

It's pretty disconcerting that someone could break into Innsworth - which I think is Army-run now, not the RAF - and nick off with hard-drives like this. Is this one of those stories where it turns out security is not as you'd think - armed forces - but instead some poxy private security firm hired because they were either the cheapest or someone attached to the facility knows someone who has a security firm? Maybe the security was really stringent and had a couple of Community Support Officers walking around the grounds a couple of afternoons a week.

[edit on 27-9-2008 by Merriman Weir]



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